I am a big, a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the late 30s were my favorites for a long time until I watched Sherlock, with the incredible (who has a near unpronounceable name but I read somewhere he chose it on purpose) Benedict Cumberbatch and the impressive Martin Freeman (aka Bilbo Baggins) as Dr John Watson.
So yes, I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes so I was very excited when I learnt there was Sherlock Holmes Week (30th July – 5th August 2012). They explain on the website:
The first week is designed to co-incide with the Olympics in London so that the many fans that will be in the UK will have a chance to join in with London based events. It’s also in the summer as most of the time new series and movies happen in the autumn and the spring – and to be honest, we need a Sherlock fix to keep us going through a long summer.
Great Sherlock Holmes Debates
There have been two Great Sherlock Holmes Debates so far. November 2011 made history as the first time Holmes fans from 23 countries came together to talk about Sherlock Holmes.
GSHD2 in March 2012 broke all previous records for a Holmes event and was held live in London, as well as online. The third debate will take place during Sherlock Holmes Week on 4th August.
Sherlock Holmes Fashion Awards 2012
Have you got what it takes to design an outfit for Sherlock Holmes? Whether you are a fan or an emerging or established fashion designer, this is your chance to let the Sherlock Holmes world see your work.
Steampunk Holmes – Artwork Competition
Steampunk Holmes is the most eagerly awaited interactive book in history. Several years in the making, this stunning Steampunk version of Sherlock Holmes will have a series of books in all formats, but most stunning on the iPad. This exclusive competition for Holmes fans gives them the chance to be a part of publishing history and have their artwork included in the first interactive book – Steampunk Holmes – The Legacy of The Nautilus.
Check Sherlock Holmes Week website, many events will take place around the world during this week, even in France with a ‘Week end Holmésien en Baie de Somme’… Elementary, my dear Watson!